So I have done all my research and decided on the AKG K550 headphones. I went to my local Best Buy to test them out due to the comments that a good seal was highly recommended. Fortunately, my head cooperated and I believe the phones sit well with no leakage. They sounded amazing - especially in comparison to some of the other test units they had like the logitech UE6000.
The guy gave me 10% off the headphones as it was their last pair and he wanted to make the sale. With tax (8.6% here in the People's Republic of Washington), I walked out for $293. Crutchfield right now has factory refurbished units for $225 with free shipping and no tax. They also have open box units for $270.
What is the consensus as to ordering a factory refurbished unit or an open box unit for a savings of either $68 or $23 respectively? I have ordered other factory refurbished electronics in the past, but never headphones.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!